Materiality and risk in audit and review engagements

There is increasing recognition of the relevance of materiality and risk to a wider scope of assurance engagements. Learn how to reduce the likelihood of not detecting material misstatements.

Event Details

Location and date:
Online On-Demand Event

Materiality and Risk in Audit and Review Engagement shows you how to:

  • assess the different components of audit risk
  • translate materiality and risk assessments into substantive work levels
  • evaluate misstatements

This course provides examples of industry- and firm-specific factors that may influence the materiality decision and identifies checklists and associated guidance for the determination of materiality and the assessment of risk.

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7 CPD hour(s)
Pricing & registration

You will learn about:

  • the determination of materiality
  • assessing the risk of material misstatement
  • appropriate responses to assessed levels of audit risk
  • test of controls and substantive testing
  • evaluating the sufficiency of audit evidence obtained

Topics include:

  • steps involved in determining appropriate planning materiality for the audit
  • audit risk and the risks of material misstatement
  • the application of the concept of materiality during the performance and conclusion of the audit

Who should attend?

  • auditors
  • risk analysts

More Details:

Session Descriptions

Module 1: Materiality
• The role of materiality
• The determination of materiality
• Materiality and review engagements
• Determination and documentation of materiality — An example
• Review questions
• Review solutions

Module 2: Audit risk and the risks of material misstatement
• Introduction
• Audit risk
• Risk and review engagements
• Documentation of the assessment of audit risk
• Assessing the risk of material misstatement
• Review questions
• Review solutions

Module 3: The auditor's responses to assessed risks
• At the financial statement level
• At the assertion level for classes of transactions, account balances, and disclosures
• Application to test of controls
• Application to substantive testing
• Interpretation of “low,” “moderate,” and “high”
• Evaluating the sufficiency of audit evidence obtained
• Detection risk and review engagements
• Review questions
• Review solutions

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Illustration 1: Evaluating misstatements

Illustration 2: Evaluating misstatements – Adjustments

Appendix A: Canadian Hardware Sales Ltd. and select PPM forms

Appendix B: Select PPM forms




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